It’s hard to make good choices for yourself if you don’t know what’s out there.

Whether you are choosing a major, or planning your next step after graduation you will need to spend time investigating possibilities and reflecting on the information you learn.

Understanding how to identify and research career options will build your confidence about your future after graduation.

Life After King’s Alumni Mentorship Program

Life After King’s Alumni Mentorship Program connects undergraduates or new graduates with Alumni working in many different career fields and living in many different places in the world.Click here to apply to complete an application and be matched with a mentor in your field of interest.

Talking to someone about their work, field, organization or career path can be extremely helpful in developing ideas for your direction, and in helping you build your network at the same time.   You can connect with King’s alumni in all different career fields through the Alumni Mentorship Program.

Worried about what you will ask or how to conduct a conversation with an alumni mentor? Learn about how to conduct an information interview or meet with a career counselor for help.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a user friendly Canadian career data base with profiles on hundreds of careers including multimedia interviews with people working in those fields. Login and click on “learn about careers” to explore full job descriptions, educational requirements, salary information and working conditions  Don’t forget to check out “related careers” to find other occupational ideas 

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National Occupational Classification

The NOC is Canada’s official career dictionary with 40 000 plus job titles organized by skill types and educational training levels.  Choose one of the categories to explore different but related occupations. Click on “view all job titles” and “classified elsewhere” to get more ideas.

Employer Information Sessions

Each week throughout the school year employers come to Western to recruit students. Attend these events to learn about a specific company, job role or field.Be sure and check the events calendar through Career Central to see who is coming each week.

Job Futures 

Browse through the list of occupational areas and click on one to find out job prospects, employment requirements, salary information and much more!

London Economic Development Corporation

Check out the job scene in London.  Explore the local economy sector by sector to get to know key employers and where the opportunities are.

Google can’t tell you what you should do with your life. But it might generate some good material if you try questions like: “What can I do with a Philosophy major” or “ What is the employment outlook for teachers in Ontario? “ Remember to check the reliability of the information and always verify with another trustworthy source.

Volunteer activities can bring you into contact with professional environments and help you expand your knowledge of workplaces, fields, organization and job titles.  Get resume experience and make a difference in your community.  Click here to explore ways to get involved.

Explore graduate programs, consider whether grad school is right for you and learn to build an effective grad school application.

Attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair held annually at Western in the fall to meet with representatives from different institutions.

Stuck? Overwhelmed? and  not sure what to do next? click here to book an appointment with a career counselor.